Gangs Of Young Football Fans

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  1. ChicagoBlue

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    I know, seems crazy what we all used to be able to do, doesn’t it?!

    I was living in Top Mossley and every morning woul drun down Old Brow before taking two trains (Mossley-Victoria, Victoria-Whitefield) to school in the mornings, and a school bus to Radcliffe and the #400 Express Bus on the Bury-Bolton Road to Ashton, then the 217 to Mossley! 12 hr days, asking the person next to me on the Express Bus to wake me up in Ashton if I fell asleep and being told they were getting off before then! Finally left Stand Grammar for Ashton Grammar and didn’t realize how nice it was to just walk down the street to the school bus and be home by half 4!

    Them were the days when kids disappeared all day, but you never felt like they weren’t going to come home if you didn’t know where they were every 5 minutes of the day!
     
  2. The Northern Baptist

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    I’m sorry but that’s not what I saw at Wembley the other week. There were loads of young lads 25 and below
     
  3. cyberblue

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    One swallow dosent make a Summer talking about in generall .big difference when we have 30.000 plus away tickets compared to 2 or 3 thousand which go to people who have got the loyalty points or corporate hospitality .dont see gangs of youngsters at the Etihad as like others have said many have been priced out and prefer to watch in pubs
     
  4. ell

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    Everytime someone under 23 makes an appearance at an away game there is a thread on here demanding an inquest into how they got around the points system to get a ticket.

    Ignoring what you read in the daily mail not everyone in that generation is a brain dead moron so lots will be saving every spare penny they have to raise the 10% they need for a mortgage.
     
  5. ray21

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    Wasn’t his name Paul Todd ? I rember all the police walking out and the crowd doing the Laurel and Hardy tune.
     
  6. ChicagoBlue

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    I think you might be right on the lads name! Good memory!

    Laurel and Hardy! Exactly!

    Good memories all!! :-)
     
  7. cyberblue

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    Plus all the guys on the turnstiles getting a police escort round the side of the pitch with the days takings
     
  8. asahartford1

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    Life's too short mate. Sounds like myself some of your best memories are City related. Good to hear some of them. Let's hope it's a great game tonight and a good atmoshphere, Victoria park wasn't it back in the day, some good times stood on the old open terrace there, and the boxing day fancy dress.
     
  9. cyberblue

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    Talking about memories i will unashamedly give my book a plug which is written by City fans and is about City fans sharing there stories and memories from back in the day
    We Never Win At Home
    We Never Win Away
    By Don Price
     
  10. purplenose

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    Haha cant disagree with that, indeed the Victoria Ground, actually went there and saw games not involving City. The most bizarre was with a Welsh mate from the local Legion who supported Bangor who were playing Northwich there in the FA Trophy final replay. Naturally in the Bangor part of the ground we went. Never have I come across such a strange strain of humanity.

    Funny though if you asked me to take you to were that ground was, I would,nt have the first idea where it was. There was always a good if hostile buzz about that old place.
     

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